There is considerable misunderstanding in the public mind about what it means to apply for a religious exemption from the Covid vaccine when practicing Christian Science.
For many believers of the medical model, for a person to apply for a religious exemption from the vaccine is the equivalent of doing nothing to protect oneself from contagion. They can be relieved to know, that this is exactly the opposite of truth.
A practicing Christian Scientist that applies for a religious exemption, does so because he or she is already taking effective preventative action against contagion and carrying the virus.
The practice of Christian Science is a proven metaphysical means of preserving health and preventing infection. It does more than provide a temporary “shot” of hope that one may or may not be safe from infection. It demonstrates health to be spiritual, inviolable by a germ, and safe from contagion. It is a long term and permanent solution to any threats posed by a pandemic.
When a Christian Scientist applies for a religious exemption, they are simply saying, “I’m already covered. I’m already taking effective steps to ensure the safety of my health and those around me.” They are not asking for permission to do nothing. They are putting on record that they are already doing something that they know from experience, is by far, the best protection of all for them and those around them.